Does this woman ever think about what she says? She and her party have repeated hundreds of times that Mr. Obama's policies are socialist policies. How many Tea Party signs have we read that have labeled this president a socialist? How many malcontented bloggers have used that adjective to describe Mr. Obama?
Incredibly, during Saturday's GOP "debate," Michele Bachmann uttered this:
"If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security…They don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone."
This is how Wikipedia describes China:
The People's Republic of China's government has been variously described as communist and socialist, but also as authoritarian, with heavy restrictions remaining in many areas, most notably on the Internet, the press, freedom of assembly, reproductive rights, and freedom of religion. Its current political/economic system has been termed by its leaders as "Communism with Chinese characteristics".
A Republican/Tea Party United States Representative, who hopes to be president, was on national teevee praising the Communist policies of China and threatening to dismantle the safety nets that a democratically elected US president and Congress passed.
Please go back and read that paragraph.
I'm wondering if the bloggers on the Right picked up on her little love note to Socialist/Communist China while bashing America. Michele Bachmann praised socialism.
I don't understand these people.
But I do understand that Michele Bachmann is an embarrassment to this country, but most of all, to herself. How low we have fallen when someone of her tiny intellect could appear on the national stage, say something as deeply unAmerican as she did, and not get booed into oblivion.
In the GOP, only US soldiers who are gay get booed, not a woman who is pro-torture [a crime], praises a Communist nation over her own country, and then hopes the American people will elect her to lead it.